HOST INTRO: After a more-than twelve million dollar renovation that kept it closed for four years, the Washington Heights Library is set to open this Monday. Claire Pires visited. On the final business day before the Washington Heights Library opens, contractors are on their knees hammering in nails and moving furniture. Twenty-five desktop PCs and […]
HOST INTRO: Despite being on the other side of the world, Ukrainians working in New York City are concerned about the violence in Maidan Square, the main protest camp back home in Kiev. Lara McCaffrey reports on how they finding different ways to send help and raise awareness. Parts of the East Village in New York City […]
According to a new study by Harvard and the University of California-Berkeley, growing up in communities with a high proportion of single mothers is the most important factor in limiting a child’s social mobility.
Rutgers-Newark professor Alexander Motyl analyzes the fragile political situation in Crimea, where the threat of secessionist rebellion threatens Ukraine’s stability.
HOST INTRO: For the first time since the 70s, the Tonight Show is back in New York. Lara McCaffrey reports on what the show’s homecoming means for New York economically and culturally. The Tonight Show has a new look, a new host, a new house band. Sound from the Tonight Show. (10 seconds. Continues under […]
We probably can’t talk about that crazy thing that happened on House of Cards: Matt Colette Interviews Jen Chaney
Jen Chaney, an entertainment writer who’s been covering the Netflix series House of Cards for Vulture, talks with Matt Collette about the role of spoilers in today’s TV landscape.
HOST INTRO: In his first State of the City address earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wants to issue municipal ID cards to undocumented immigrants. DE BLASIO: We will not force any of our residents to live their lives in the shadows. (00:05) In the United States actually, other cities like New […]
HOST INTRO: We hear a lot about sex workers, but rarely do we hear them tell their own stories. At the Red Umbrella Project’s memoir readings in Brooklyn, Eleanor Stanford spent the evening with a group of sex workers turned authors. And a warning to listeners – this story contains graphic sexual imagery involving a […]
HOST INTRO: The 2014 Winter Olympics is certainly making its way to the history books as a controversial parade of expensive logistical fiascos. With the Games coming to an end on Sunday, recent arrests over peaceful protests have made people concerned about the future of human rights in Russia. Rachel Vianna reports on the crackdown […]
Anti-smoking ads work, social scientists say. But they aren’t used often enough, according to a report on smoking the Surgeon General issued in January. The FDA is trying to fill the void, launching a new ad campaign with a new approach.
Marvel Comics has a new superhero. The first issue of Ms. Marvel is on the stands right now and it’s a hot seller. In its first week it outsold popular titles like Hawkeye, The Avengers, and Wolverine. The series is a reboot, and this time around Miz Marvel is a Muslim teenaged girl. That has a lot of fans very excited. Caroline Ballard has the story.